Sports  October 04, 2015
Ferrer wins 25th title at Malaysian Open
SpainTop seed David Ferrer clinched his 25th title Sunday after beating fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-5 to win the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.The match was tightly contested but Ferrer's determination and deep forehands ultimately proved too much for Lopez."It was my best match of the tournament and my best performance here in Malaysia," t...  Full Story
Future is out of my hands, says Samoa coach
SamoaStephen Betham is hoping Samoa can up their performance and deal a hammerblow to Scotland's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals next Saturday and at the same time perhaps save his job.The Samoan coach saw his side's hopes of a last eight place disappear on Saturday with an abject ill-disciplined performance against an impressive Japan ou...  Full Story
England lost trying to copy All Blacks: Henry
New Zealand All Blacks coach Graham Henry says the England team tried and failed to copy the All BlacksEngland suffered a humiliating World Cup exit because they tried to mimic the All Blacks without possessing the skills to back it up, former New Zealand coach Graham Henry said Sunday.Henry, who guided New Zealand to the title on home soil in 2011, said England's failure to reach the knockout stages after a 33-13 loss to Australia was "a pity in so...  Full Story
Defiant Nadal says he'll fight his way back to top
Rafael Nadal of Spain listens to a question during a press conference at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 4, 2015A defiant Rafael Nadal warned Sunday his career was not over yet as he pledged that "sooner or later" he will be back at the very top of men's tennis.A tough 2015 has left many wondering whether the only thing left for the 29-year-old was retirement, but Nadal said he was prepared to scrap his way back into contention.Nadal has cut a doleful figure...  Full Story
My best year yet, says 'more complete' Djokovic
Novak Djokovic of Serbia performs during a charity event at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 3, 2015Novak Djokovic said Sunday he had no regrets about missing a calendar-year Grand Slam in what he described as his best season yet -- even better than his sublime 2011.Serena Williams was left shattered by her narrow failure to win all four major titles, but the men's world number one said losing the French Open final had only spurred him on to grea...  Full Story
Baseball: Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the year
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals is just the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw two no-hitters in the same yearWashington Nationals' Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season Saturday, striking out a franchise-record 17 in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader.Scherzer is just the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to achieve the milestone in the same year and he did it against a Mets team that had alr...  Full Story
Postol floors Matthysse to win vacant WBC title
Viktor Postol of the Ukraine throws a right hand at Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at StubHub Center on October 3, 2015 in Carson, CaliforniaViktor Postol floored Lucas Matthysse with a straight right hand in the 10th round to keep his unbeaten record intact and claim the vacant WBC super lightweight title. The Ukrainian nailed Matthysse with a vicious right hand over a left jab that sent the Argentine to the canvas and ended the fight at the StubHub Center stadium in Los Angeles."I ca...  Full Story
Jin, 17, heads for USPGA Masters as Asia amateur cut short
Jin Cheng of China plays a shot during the Dongfeng Nissan Cup, at the Foison Golf Club in Guangzhou, in December 2014Third-round leader Jin Cheng won a place at the US Masters after a passing typhoon caused the cancellation of the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Hong Kong on Sunday.The 17-year-old Chinese number one amateur, who shot a course record eight-under 62 in the first round, won the title by one stroke as storms caused by Typhoon ...  Full Story